Elmer's Glue on Canvas, then paint the whole thing. I have totally done this, but with a hot glue gun. Elmer's Glue seems to be a better idea since hot glue leaves behind strings and is harder to work with.
making letters with hot glue gun: wax paper, glue gun, dish soap, and printed words. Place the wax paper over the printed word, cover wax paper with thin layer of dish soap mixed with a tiny bit of water. Trace the letter outline with glue gun.
FREE Farmhouse Soap Printable - House of Hargrove Make your own farmhouse/vintage soap label with this free printable! Soap is from the dollar store! Super cute and easy project #soapmaking